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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
At 10.5% alcohol by volume, barley wine style ale is in a class all its own. Intense caramelized flavors create sweetness which is balanced by huge additions of Galena hops. Cascade aromatic hops are added at the end of the boil to compliment this strongest of ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Dark red colour with a big beige head. Malty, dark fruits aroma and taste, sweet. Medium to full body with a light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Thanks to Suttree for this one. A rusty red pour. Excellent aroma of dried fruits and hops. A fruity cherry flavor that fades to a date flavor. Carbonation is good but the palate is just a tad thin. A smooth full bodied BW. thanks Phil

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
650ml bottle pours an orangeish brown color with about 2 fingers of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is grainy with some fruit and alcohol. Taste is grainy malt sweetness with a bit of fruit and a lingering hoppy bitter finish. A really nice barley wine that I thoroughly enjoyed tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Tawny ruby color, oily slick head with some retentive rings of lacing like a rescue crew. Nose of sweet plums, malt, fig, licorice, alcohol. Super tasty smell. Tastes roasty and chocolatey with strong alcohol notes and finish. Complex, a bit balanced and very anticipated. I like! Strong alcohol in the finish and overall palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Somewhat murky dark orange pour, with a thin off white head. Sweet sugary, caramel, rotting fruit, and harsh bitterness. No thanks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Medium orange color. Small to medium white foamy head. Aroma is raisins, bananas and sweet malts. A medium to full bodied barley wine. Malts are fruity and sweet. Tons of banana, clove, brown sugar and vanilla flavors. Hops are grapefruity and spicy. A well-balanced barley wine. Very smooth. Finish is very clean. Very mellow as it has aged well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanks to Dr. Bill for sharing this one as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Taster – Beveridge Place Barleywine Bacchanal – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Strong Oak aroma with caramel, and hops in the nose.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: A good amount of malts and hops this was a very nice oak aged barley wine.
Palate: Sweet with a dry oaky finish.
Overall: One of the best I have had in a long time this was brewed very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. deep caramel malts, dried fruits, alcohol on the nose. thick on the palate with hella dried fruits, thick caramel flavor and no sign of the alcohol i picked up on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Bottlewerkz, Seattle. I seemingly didn’t mind this beer as much as everyone else? It was very velvety in texture and had a nice brown sugar and spice flavour. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye11. The smell is malts, caramel, hops, fruits, sweet, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, caramel, fruits, caramel, more fruits, toffee, and nice. The look is cloudy, amber in color, and has a light head.

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